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Kentucky Oaks Runner-Up Liora Out A Few Months Following Training Injury

Liora, the 3-year-old daughter of Candy Ride who finished second in the Kentucky Oaks May 3, underwent surgery Tuesday on her right hind leg, the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee reported. The injury to the filly’s leg occurred in a gallop this week at Churchill Downs. Dr. Larry Bramlage performed the surgery at Rood & […]

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‘She Just Ran Them Into Submission’: Amoss Proud Of Serengeti Empress

Serengeti Empress proved in winning the 145th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on Friday that when she’s on the lead, she’s tough to overtake. “She just ran them off their feet,” said a tired Tom Amoss, trainer of the winner of the 1 1/8-mile Grade I race for 3-year-old fillies. “She took it to them […]

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Lucky 13: Serengeti Empress Rebounds For Frontrunning Kentucky Oaks Score

Hung out wide in post 13 and relatively dismissed at odds of 13-1, Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress rebounded from an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage she suffered in the Fair Grounds Oaks to capture Friday’s crown jewel for sophomore fillies in North America, the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. Sired by Alternation, the Tom Amoss trainee […]

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Kentucky Oaks Notes: Liora In Blinkers For Friday Tune-Up

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Champagne Anyone galloped a mile and three-eighths under Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. Winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) in her most recent start, Champagne Anyone has had three local works since that victory and is scheduled for her final Oaks work this weekend.   CHOCOLATE KISSES – Debbie Oxley’s Honeybee […]

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Liora, Cowgirls Like Us Top Kentucky Oaks Hopefuls In Silverbulletday

Recent Kentucky Oaks winners Monomoy Girl, Lovely Maria, Untapable, Believe You Can, Rachel Alexandra and Proud Spell all wintered at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Could this year’s Oaks winner also take their path to success through New Orleans? The $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes is the first of three local preps on the Road To […]

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Catalano ‘Ecstatic’ About Royally-Bred Maiden Winner Winter Sunset

Trainer Wayne Catalano could not have been any happier with the career debut of Winter Sunset, who won first time out over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Thursday afternoon. Breaking from the rail under jockey Channing Hill, Winter Sunset was sent straight to the front and glided home […]

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Churchill Downs’ Single 6 Jackpot Hit For $500,000 Saturday

On the penultimate day of racing at Churchill Downs, the Single 6 Jackpot wager was taken down by a single bettor for a whopping $500,256.88. Drf.com reported that the winning ticket was purchased via a TwinSpires ADW account. Fancy Dress Party ($7.40) kicked off the sequence, followed by Super Steed ($8.20). Next, the longest shot on […]

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Liora Holds Off Favored Restless Rider In Golden Rod

Coffeepot Stables’ 2-year-old filly Liora – the longest shot in the field of eight 2-year-old fillies at odds of 27-1 – led every step of the way and narrowly repelled a late bid by odds-on 3-5 favorite and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) runner-up Restless Rider to win Saturday’s 75th running of the $200,000 […]

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